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Danza Della Luna

November 23rd, 2018

Ghent has always been one of my favourite European cities. I do love beautiful historical inspired balls in beautiful venues. I would never miss a chance to mix with the beautifully dark and elite of the neo-romantic goth scene. So when all of these pieces fall into place, you know it’s going to be a great night. Read the rest of this entry »

Who I Used to Be

November 2nd, 2018

Yesterday…it seems such a long time ago. I think about it and don’t understand why today can’t be like yesterday. The sun is rising just like yesterday, people are going to work, the world goes on just like yesterday but to me the world has stopped moving. The world is gone, it’s missing. I feel like I’m gone, like I don’t belong, as though I am a mistake. And I only have myself to blame. Read the rest of this entry »

Frankenfilm – A Century of Mad Science at the Cinema

October 26th, 2018

Mary Shelley’s timeless masterwork FRANKENSTEIN was first published 200 years ago. Mary began writing the book when she was still a teenager, and it is now recognised as not only a landmark work of Gothic literature, but also arguably the first true science fiction novel. It is through cinema, though, that most have come to know her immortal creation, beginning in 1910 with the first film adaptation, a silent movie generally known as the Edison FRANKENSTEIN (it was produced by the famous inventor Thomas Edison). The film’s director deliberately downplayed the story’s horrific elements, and the resulting 14 minute film is more of an amusing, pioneering oddity than a horror classic. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Stage a Haunting – Talking Ghost Stories with Andy Nyman

September 19th, 2018

The hit Brit horror film GHOST STORIES has just become available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray. Andy Nyman, the film’s writer, director and star, originally hails from Alchemy’s hometown of Leicester. So we despatched our resident horror fiend, Gavin Baddeley, to talk to Andy, and get the inside story on this homegrown chiller. Andy co-created GHOST STORIES with Jeremy Dyson, who together initially wrote it as a stage play. In that form GHOST STORIES attracted rave reviews, running for over 1,000 terrifying performances between 2010 and 2015, concluding with an Australian tour the following year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mera Luna 2018

August 24th, 2018

I’m still revelling in the memories of yet another merry Mera Luna, paging through the photos that keep popping up on Instagram and Facebook and making exchanges with new friends and old. This year was particularly special, not only did I get to meet the utterly exquisite Obsidian Kerttu and Valentin van Porcelaine whose photos I’ve admired from afar, but was also great to meet Elisanth for the first time and see La Esmeralda again (which makes a pretty full compliment of the lovely faces which grace your Alchemy catalogue). It’s always so touching when the people behind the beautiful imagery seem just as beautiful on the inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Alchemy England Apparel Launches NEW B2B website!

August 9th, 2018

The full collection of over 80 Alchemy England Apparel T-shirts, girl’s tops, dresses and gym-wear is now available to the trade, directly from the manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

In the Confessional with The Sinister Minister

July 27th, 2018

You may be familiar with Peter Laws via his regular column reviewing horror films for the Fortean Times. Or perhaps his grisly thriller novels – Purged and Unleashed. What distinguishes Peter from most other horror critics and crime novelists is that he’s also an ordained Baptist priest – an unusual combination that’s earnt him the nickname the Sinister Minister.

His most recent work is a non-fiction book entitled The Frighteners. In it, Peter investigates why we – and he himself – are drawn to the gory and horrific. It’s a fascinating subject with some relevance to us here at Alchemy – in case you hadn’t noticed we like all things dark and spooky here too! So we despatched our unholiest resident horror fan, Gavin Baddeley, to find out what the Sinister Minister had discovered… Read the rest of this entry »

Italian Crush

July 20th, 2018

People have such a terrible opinion about us. They think we are cold murderers, rotten on the inside, no more than decaying souls, wandering this cursed world until we turn into dust. We are incapable of emotions, of empathy, of love…

Perhaps we are… Read the rest of this entry »

‘Ravenours’ 2019 Wall Calendar

July 11th, 2018

Our brand new 2019 wall calendar is now available to purchase from our online store…

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Alchemy also make Promotional & Tour Merchandise!

June 28th, 2018

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Open Day for Alchemy’s Trade Customers

June 22nd, 2018

It’s less that two weeks until we fling open the gates of our dedicated show floor, for the 4th annual Alchemy open day! For those of you that haven’t made it to one of our open days here’s a little of what you can expect from this fantastic day: Read the rest of this entry »

Deadly Sense

May 18th, 2018

Imagine how easily crimes could be solved if you could smell, sense and track the murdered within a matter of minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Gothic Gardening

April 27th, 2018

As spring starts to unfurl now is the perfect time to get out into your garden (before summer really hits and you risk exchanging that deathly pallor for a sun kissed shade of orange). And we all know goths secretly love being outdoors even the less witchy types will skulk around in mother nature’s bounty, just check out “Goths up trees” if you have any doubt! While I’m partial to the juxtaposition pretty pink and white flowers can make against beautiful black velvets – there are a number of ways you can bring a bit of darkness into your alfresco living space. The queen of goth gardening is undoubtedly Kat von D whose black garden is awash with… well, black. From black sunflowers to black heart vines, her Hollywood garden shrieks goth. But what of our slightly less clement climes? Dark plants were in vogue in Victorian and Edwardian times with plant breeders eager to pursue a rarity and bring out the black. Below is a list of some of my favourite black and dark purple plants. Read the rest of this entry »

Strange corpse

April 13th, 2018

I didn’t know her. She just contacted me through social media stating she urgently needed my assistance. According to her, I was the only one who could help. She wanted me to inspect a body but warned me that the details would shock me. I told her, as an experienced Forensic doctor, nothing could surprise me any more. She insisted this was something unique. Read the rest of this entry »

New Alchemy Rocks Merchandise

March 26th, 2018

Some new, Officially Licensed Merchandise, is now available under our Alchemy Rocks brand. Read the rest of this entry »